Yes there is homework! We covered a lot of ground yesterday if the students don't do the homework while it is fresh in the mind they will lose the information so it would have been a total waste of time which would be such a shame after all the hard work and weeks of great learning.
It has been such a pleasure to teach this class even though I had to drive 2 hours to get there but all for a great cause, they were missing integral information on how to draft the basic block, in the students' own words they said their lives have been forever changed for the better! They now feel more confident when drafting and more at ease with the whole process which is great that is the whole point to not be afraid to go outside one's comfort zone and if a mistake does happen consider it a very good learning opportunity. Listen to the fabric, pay attention to the lines they will never lead you astray; nothing happens overnight it takes time and patience to perfect the art of pattern making but in the end there is nothing that feels better than a well fitting garment that was made by you.
I can see a bright future in the fashion world for these 8 talented people, they will go forward and make their own difference in the world whether they work for the industry or in their own business they will excel, of this I am certain! It has been my privilege to be their teacher even for a short time. Good luck in all your future endeavors.
In the meantime please do one of each so you can practice the drafts we discussed yesterday; a bustier pattern or an empire cut pattern; a man's shirt complete with collar made with both the red square and just using a measuring tape as shown in the book and cuffs; a raglan sleeve pattern as shown on page 111 and 104. This will keep you out of trouble for a few days LOL!
Keep in touch I look forward to hearing all the great things you will be doing!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"